Swainson, William, 1789-1855

Prominent natural historian and botanist who, after a career of scientific literary work, emigrated to New Zealand 1841, settling in the Hutt Valley. His home was named Hawkshead. Left for Australia, working for the NSW government 1851/52, then moving to Victoria 1852/53 and Tasmania 1853/54. Returned to New Zealand and the Hutt Valley 1854.

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Date: 1820 - 1835 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-182-q Description: William Swainson's drawings of birds of Chile Other Titles - Ornithological drawings [cover title] Quantity: 10 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil, ...
Date: 1810-1815, 1874 From: Swainson, William John 1824-1887 : Swainson family letters Ref: MSX-8847 Description: Copy of journals of tours made by William Swainson in Italian state, the Sicilies and Greece, copied by William John Swainson. Includes poetry composed by W...
Date: 1854 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s; Swainson, Edwin Newcombe, 1833-1913 Ref: A-189-001 Description: A dracena, resembling a young cabbage tree, drawn in red crayon Likely to have been drawn on the artist's travel between Hobart and Wellington, via Nelson, ...
Date: 1811 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-187-024 Description: Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pen and wash sketch, 6.5 x 12.2 ins
Date: 1811 - 1809 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-187-020 Description: Shows Cape Ali, not Cape Scaletti. Date may be 1809 Title in hand of William Swainson's son William John Swainson. Other Titles - Cape Scaletti.. Quanti...
Date: 1814 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-187-018 Description: Inscriptions: Verso - Moorish Water Tower-Cape of Ali near Scaletta, Val Demone, Sicily, 1814. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil drawing...
Date: 1811 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-077-2 Description: An orchid plant showing the foliage at the base, and single stem with eight flowers. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Title in pencil; Recto - bottom rig...
Date: 1850 - 1851 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-188-010 Description: A man walking on a path between a banana palm and two Norfolk Pines, behind a fence on the left, and a tall ash tree on the right William Swainson did not l...
Stewart, J, fl 1837 :The Spermaceti whale. Stewart delt. Lizars, sc. Edinburgh, Lizars, 1837
Date: 1837 From: Hamilton, Robert, M.D. :The natural history of the ordinary cetacea of whales ... with memoir and portrait of Lacepede. Edinburgh, Lizars, 1837 (Naturalist's library. Mammalia, vol VI) By: Stewart, J, active 1837; Lizars, William Home, 1788-1859 Ref: PUBL-0027-09 Description: A whale blows while on its front, and another whale also blows in the right background. A rowboat in the right foreground is right up to the side of the whal...
Date: [1961?] By: Swainson, Geoffrey Marshall, 1921-2002 Ref: qMS-1961 Description: Includes list of original sketches held by the Auckland Museum and G M Swainson Quantity: 1 volume(s) (7 leaves). Physical Description: Typescript (26 cm; ...
Date: 21 Jun 1850 By: Swainson, George Frederick, 1829-1870 Ref: MS-Papers-2373 Description: Letter to his father about visit to Melanesia on Bishop Selwyn's schooner the Undine, Apr-Jun 1850. He describes the islands visited noting the vegetation a...
From: Swainson, William, 1789-1855. Collector. :[Ornithological drawings by various artists. 1820s and 1830s] By: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851; Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-187-q-005 Description: A chaffinch seen from above standing on a branch. Probably copied by Swainson from Audubon Formerly located at E-218-075. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical...
Date: 1825 - 1830 From: Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 :[Birds by W. Jardine and P J Selby, probably plates from their work "Illustrations of Ornithology". Edinburgh 1829] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 Ref: E-220-q-003 Description: An egret seen in profile Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph (hand-coloured), 267 x 284 mm Provenance: Collection of William...
Date: 1825 - 1830 From: Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 :[Birds by W. Jardine and P J Selby, probably plates from their work "Illustrations of Ornithology". Edinburgh 1829] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 Ref: E-220-q-005 Description: A young kingfishers perched on a branch Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph (hand-coloured), 267 x 284 mm Provenance: Collec...
Date: 1825 - 1830 From: Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 :[Birds by W. Jardine and P J Selby, probably plates from their work "Illustrations of Ornithology". Edinburgh 1829] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 Ref: E-220-q-007 Description: A green song-bird with black throat of the irenidae species. It is perched on a branch Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph (h...
Date: 1825 - 1830 From: Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 :[Birds by W. Jardine and P J Selby, probably plates from their work "Illustrations of Ornithology". Edinburgh 1829] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Jardine, William (Sir), 1800-1874 Ref: E-220-q-008 Description: A bird (the broad-billed roller) perched on a branch Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph 267 x 284 mm Provenance: Collection of...
Date: 1822 - 1823 From: [Swainson, William] 1789-1855 :[Entomological drawings and plates, all collected and many drawn by William Swainson, with some drawn by John Abbot of Georgia]. 1806, 1807, 1831. By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-265-q-137 Description: Original watercolour without vegetation. Drawing of two butterflies discovered in Java, one with wings folded, the other in flight. The tip of the body is re...
Date: 1828 - 1832 From: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 :[Zoological ilustrations or original figures and descriptions of now rare or interesting animals ... Second series, vol 2. Shells. Original drawings, watercolours, proof plates, etc, ca 1832] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-093-q-039 Description: Two shells E-093-q-034 to -039 are identical Other Titles - 1. Thiara isabella Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph, hand-co...
Date: 1828 - 1832 From: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 :[Zoological ilustrations or original figures and descriptions of now rare or interesting animals ... Second series, vol 2. Shells. Original drawings, watercolours, proof plates, etc, ca 1832] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-093-q-045 Description: Two shells. Proof plate, drawn for publication Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph, b&w, 237 x 145 mm
Date: 1830 - 1833 From: Roux, Polydore, 1792-1833 :[Birds. Plates probably from Roux's 'Ornithologie Provencale', Marseilles, ca 1820] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Roux, Polydore, 1792-1833; Beisson, Francois Joseph Etienne, 1759-1820 Ref: E-223-q-009 Description: The crane, seen in profile Exhibited in 'Wild Things: Botanical and Zoological Art from the Alexander Turnbull Library' exhibition, National Library Gallery...